Alabama Creationism Bill Dies

A few months ago I reported about a bill submitted in the Alabama state legislature that would allow students to leave school to take a released-time course in young earth creationism and receive full academic credit for doing so. The NCSE reports that the bill has now died with the end of the current legislative session.
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Ted Nugent: Super Patriot

While appearing at a concert in Alpharetta, Georgia, Ted Nugent recorded a backstage tribute to the troops. I wonder if he had crapped his pants before he did it, you know, as a sign of his “heartfelt” appreciation of the guys he called “chumps” and “imbeciles” when he was dodging the draft in Vietnam. But that’s okay. He has a yellow ribbon on his Hummer and owns a lot of guns, so that proves what a warrior and patriot he is, right?
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How Many Hands Does God Have?

One of the familiar and idiotic claims we see from the religious right is that God is “lifting his hand of protection” from America for … well, fill in the blank — homosexuality, abortion, feminism, you name it. In fact, we heard it during the founding period from ministers warning against the passage of the Constitution, which they viewed as a godless document. Here’s Gary Bauer’s version:
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Lipkin’s Giant Obama Conspiracy Theory

Right Wing Watch may have discovered the mother of all right wing conspiracy theories. It wraps up Obama being a secret Muslim and member of the Muslim Brotherhood with another wingnut bugaboo, the UN’s Agenda 21. All it’s missing is some blather about chemtrails, HAARP and Freemasonry. It’s from Avi Lipkin, who claims he gets his information from his wife, who is allegedly an Israeli intelligence operative. Prepare yourself for some weapons-grade crazy:
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Spending Rate Lower Under Obama and Democrats

Rex Nutting of MarketWatch, which is owned by the Wall Street Journal and Rupert Murdoch, shows that growth in federal spending under President Obama has been considerably lower than under Bush. In fact, the growth in federal spending under Obama and Clinton has been far lower than it was under every Republican president since Reagan.
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